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Question: The orthopedic surgeon performed a total shoulder arthroplasty to treat a fracture (code 23472) and in the same encounter, did an open treatment of a proximal humeral fracture (23615) and a ... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
The specialties that are using transitional care management (TCM) codes 99495 and 99496 the most haven’t changed much since the codes were first paid by Medicare in 2013; what has changed is t... More
Question: The orthopedic surgeon performed a total shoulder arthroplasty to treat a fracture (code 23472) and in the same encounter, did an open treatment of a proximal humeral fracture (23615) and a ... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
The specialties that are using transitional care management (TCM) codes 99495 and 99496 the most haven’t changed much since the codes were first paid by Medicare in 2013; what has changed is t... More
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This sample template for immediate post-op notes is courtesy of Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Pikeville leadership requires physicians to complete this form before the patient goes to the next level of care unless accompanied by the practitioner who did the procedure. Full post-operative reports should be completed according to hospital policy.
Click the "Download file" link to access an annual wellness visit (AWV) form updated for 2016 with new screenings.
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